Crystal Dynamics Studio Head Scot Amos has said he’s “confident” that players will return to Marvel’s Avengers, with new missions and modes promised to arrive in “the weeks ahead.”
Amos issued a statement to Kotaku, who asked the developer for comment in light of what appears to be a diminishing player base, particularly on Steam, where it is now peaking at around 2,000 players a day, and has been dropping to less than 1,000.
“We have a number of new content pieces coming in the weeks ahead including: a totally new War Zone mission type called Tachyon Rifts, a new Outpost that’s a jumping-off point for new story missions in the future, and AIM’s Cloning Lab, which requires a coordinated high-level group of four players to beat with new top-end loot rewards for finishing it,” says Amos.
Amos also touched on the forthcoming heroes, Kate Bishop and Clint Barton, who will arrive in “the near future.” “These new Operations pick up right from where the main Reassemble campaign ended in the core game and will propel the overall world story forward with new mysteries and villains, as well as new multi-player content,” Amos explains.
As well as the new heroes, missions and modes, Amos also noted that “loot distribution and quality of life features” are on the way to address feedback from players. “We are confident that we’ll see PC players (as well as those on Xbox One and PlayStation 4) return to the game as we add exciting new late-game content and demonstrate that we continue to be focused on improving the game,” Amos adds.
An update blog is coming next week with more details as well as “community communication initiatives” on the way in the near future.
We reviewed Marvel’s Avengers back when the game launched in early September, scoring it a 6 and calling the post-game “unrewarding and overly repetitive. The game’s 1.3 patch recently fixed over 1,000 player-reported issues.
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